Free Press Journal
  • Decision on IPL after election dates are out: BCCI

    Bhubaneswar: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Friday decided to adopt a wait-and-watch approach towards moving the Indian Premier League (IPL) out of the country due to the upcoming general elections

  • Azam seeks apologies from BJP

    Rampur(UP): Days after BJP made overtures to Muslims, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan said the community can think of extending support to the party if it vows to rebuild Babri mosque at the same venue, and apologise for Gujarat riots.

  • Maha PAC chief demands case against Kalmadi in CYG scam

    Mumbai:In potentially more trouble for Suresh Kalmadi, the Public Accounts Committee of Maharashtra legislature has recommended a criminal offence to be registered against the Organizing Committee of the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games headed by the suspended Congress MP for alleged misappropriation of funds.

  • Fiscal deficit exceeds revised Budget estimates

    New Delhi: Government’s fiscal deficit in the 10 months through January 2014 has overshot revised estimates of Rs 5.24 lakh crore for this fiscal provided by Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his interim Budget last week.

  • Reddy likely to drop plans to float new party

    Hyderabad: Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, who will be listed in history as the last Chief Minister of an “undivided” Andhra Pradesh, is likely to drop his plans to float a new political party.

  • Cong Core group to take a call on anti-graft ordinances

    New Delhi: The top leadership of Congress will today hold consultations to take a call on promulgation of ordinances to deal with corruption and protection of rights being pushed by party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

  • ‘IM apps to drive traffic, but generating revs is a challenge’

    New Delhi: Even as instant messaging (IM) has become immensely popular around the globe, a research study has said that IM apps will account for just 2 per cent of the global mobile messaging revenues, USD 3 billion, by 2018, while their traffic will swell to 75 per cent.

  • Do not bring ordinance on Disability Rights Bill: CCPD to PM

    New Delh: Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) today opposed any move by the government to bring an ordinance to safeguard the rights of people with disabilities saying it fails on standards set by the United Nations on the issue.

  • Minister Ramesh says Seemandhara to get tax incentives for 10 years

    –Minister Ramesh: Seemandhara to get tax incentives for 10 year
    –Seemandhara to special category status for 5 yrs
    –Govt may bring ordinance for Seemandhara tax incentive
    –To form expert panel for capital for Seemandhara

  • BJYM protest in Bangalore against Khurshid’s Modi remark

    Bangalore: Supporters of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday took to the streets in Bangalore to protest against External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid over his remarks on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi

  • Govt approves proposals for visually handicapped, disabled

    New Delhi: The government today gave its nod to a proposal to provide accessible mobile phones and laptops to visually impaired students and enhance income eligibility ceiling for the disabled to help them get more concession and subsidy in purchase and fittings of aids and appliances.

  • Train fires: Rly to reply SC on use of sub-standard materials

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and Railways on the allegation that use of sub-standard materials for furnishing interiors of coaches has caused asphyxiation deaths due to inhalation of toxic gases by passengers during fire accidents in trains.

  • Lt Gen Kumar to be new Army DGMO

    New Delhi: Lt Gen P R Kumar will tomorrow take over as Director General Military Operations (DGMO) from Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia, who is retiring today.

  • Sensex ends above 21,000 level after 5 weeks, rises 133 pts

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today jumped over 133 points to reclaim the 21,000 mark buoyed by gains in bluechips like TCS, Tata Motors and Hindalco, to log the best weekly rise since November 2013.